Book Three Puzzle Pieces

As we are hard at work finishing up book three, we thought we’d share some images of what to expect in the latest adventure of The Light Bringer series. Thanks to our fans who are constantly reaching out to us.  As always, your support is helpful and motivational and we appreciate the feedback!

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Shawshank Success Continues

At the beginning of the year, we posted about one of our favorite movies, The Shawshank Redemption.  This recent article in The Wall Street Journal highlights the continued success and royalties that this box office sleeper continues to garner since its release almost 20 years ago.  Shawshank’s themes of hope, friendship and resilience are reasons many list it as a film that resonates with them again and again. We couldn’t agree more that this makes a compelling and successful story!

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The Will to Win

We’re now in the midst of the hunt for the Triple Crown and Secretariat has been on a lot lately.  The ending gets me choked up every time.  A racehorse and its owner, trainer, jockey and handler who all believed in him and his ability to win it all and go for it against the odds.

Secretariat won the Triple Crown in 1973.  Forty-one years later, his winning times in the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes AND his margin of victory at Belmont have never been approached. He is considered the best racehorse of all time.

I can’t think of many athletes who were considered the best in their field four decades ago. In the 1970’s, Mark Spitz was the best swimmer of his time but most people today would give that honor to Michael Phelps who has a streamlined swimsuit and sleeps in a pressurized chamber to help him achieve that status.  We live in an age where sports records are broken every day and athletes’ training programs benefit from the advances in technology so when a record stands unbroken for that length of time with nothing but muscle, sweat and the love of winning that speaks to me.

In Secretariat, John Malkovich’s character says it best when he shouts, “Don’t fall off, Ronnie!” Good advice when your hard work and dedication finally starts to pay off–don’t forget to hold on and enjoy the ride.

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What We Learned from 80’s TV Moms

If you’re a mother now and grew up in the 80’s then you can relate to this!  80’s television exposed America to some strong (and funny) TV mothers.  Gone were the days of June Cleaver and Marion Cunningham who tended to their home and family and that was all that they did.  Don’t get us wrong…that alone is a full-time job!  Enter the 80′s moms who were also architects, news journalists, attorneys and advertising execs.  We’re talking about Elise Keaton, Maggie Seaver, Claire Huxtable and Angela Bower.

These characters were society’s first exposure to women who were successful in their careers and who also had families to care for.  Sure, some of them had help (i.e., housekeeper.  Make that hot male housekeeper).  Some had husbands who worked from home (Cosby Show and Growing Pains).  Shouldn’t we all be so lucky to have doctors for husbands AND they all have home offices?!  Only in Hollywood!  But we do have Hollywood to thank for exposing popular culture to the fact that women can and should be able to be successful in both their professional and personal lives.

We loved watching these iconic moms of the 80’s because they were all great role models for busy moms who have to juggle making time for work and family.  The Light Bringer series is a labor of love for us and it’s there when we need the adrenaline rush we get from writing our characters and storyline.  In fact, the characters are like a second family to us. Best of all, since they reside only in our hearts and minds they do not whine, complain or need tucking in at night!

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Attention Authors! Need to Polish your Manuscript?

Are you in need of a sharp, fresh set of eyes to look over and help polish your manuscript?  Look no further than Sound Copy Editing.  Josephine Hao has helped us enhance both Sundial and The Light Bringer’s Way and she is currently helping us with book three in the series.  Her constructive feedback has helped us build better story lines for our characters (and readers) and we cannot recommend her enough!

To hire Joie as a copy editor or beta reader she can be reached at: jhsoundediting@gmail.com.

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Update on Book Three

Dear Readers,

We wanted to give you an update on the third book in response to many recent inquiries from enthusiastic readers.  This winter has set us back some (our kids have been out of school more than they’ve been in school, it seems!) but we are about 2/3 of the way done.  The first half of the book is with our beta reader/copy editor and we are working to try and get this done by the end of the school year.  We are as anxious as you all to get this out to our readers.  We really love how this material is shaping up and promise that it will be worth the wait!

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Great Review for The Light Bringer’s Way!

We were so happy to read our latest review on Amazon. Thanks for taking the time to post a review and let  others know about us!
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great read, February 24, 2014
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This review is from: The Light Bringer’s Way (The Light Bringer Series, Book Two) (Kindle Edition)
This book was a great follow up to book one. Love how the authors keep you guessing. Can’t wait for book three to be out!!
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Snowed In? Check out SUNDIAL on Book Basset!

Home bound and in need of a good book!  Check out SUNDIAL on Book Basset.

We’re working fast and furious on book three but it should be done by the time all this snow melts this summer!

 

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The High Road is Always the Best Road

Thankfully, the Seattle Seahawks have changed their negative tune in preparation for the Super Bowl.  In the aftermath of the Richard Sherman incident, they are working on their preparation as a team and channeling positive energy for themselves rather than wasting their time and focus on bringing others down. That’s turning an adversity into an advantage and giving everyone a valuable takeaway on the rise to the top…it’s not always easy to take the high road but the view is always better!

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New Year, New Readers!

As we’ve mentioned before, we love hearing from readers and when they go the extra step to post a review.  It REALLY helps us out in getting the series discovered by new readers.  Thanks to BookMama “83 Flyers” who started our year off right with this great review of The Light Bringer’s Way (below) on Amazon.  If you’re a fan of the series and have not posted one, we’d love it if you did.  Don’t worry if you yourself are not great with words…a rating and something as simple as “Loved it, glad I read it!” works just fine as far we’re concerned.  Thanks to all and especially BookMama!

Action packed! Whitney is kick a$$!!

The second book in the series takes the light bringer universe to the next level. There is an exciting trip to Africa and a tomb raider/ Indiana Jones adventure. There are reliable and loving people surrounding Whitney. She is strongest when she remembers to leverage all th{e} talents of the team. Together we are stronger. Wise words for Whitney and her friends. Read this book- you will enjoy it!

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